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Sixth form

Sixth Form

Sixth Form pupils are prepared for university entrance.

In the Sixth form the teaching style becomes more collaborative in nature and greater emphasis is placed on independent learning. Developing an enquiring mind is seen as integral to academic success, especially for those aiming for the very best universities. To support this is our innovative cafe culture. Open through the day and evening it is common to see both pupils and teachers socialising over a coffee and ice-cream while discussing academic work, projects or global issues.

The Sixth Form is a time for pupils to develop their intellectual curiosity, grow in their independence and take on more responsibility. Sixth Formers need to become decision makers rather than followers and develop their ability to reason and consider. These are hugely important areas of development in preparation for university and beyond. University choices and degree choices, with guidance and support from School must become owned by the pupils.

All Sixth Formers have increased access to the local shops, museums and craft centres and there is a wide ranging social programme.

All pupils must take part in sport and the weekend programme, open to both boarders and day pupils, often has bespoke activities for Sixth Formers ranging from karting to zip wires and white water rafting.

University Week 2022

This year our University week is taking place on Monday 20th – Friday 24th June.

The aim of the week is to aid our sixth from pupils with the university application process, including everything from choosing the right course, preparing for interviews, writing their personal statement and graduate employment planning. Find out more here.

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